Possible Exam Questions

August 4, 2018
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Here is a list of possible exam questions for H573/1 section of the specification, using the guidance in the specification and the trigger words (command words like ‘discuss’) which OCR has indicated will appear. If you prepare these questions thoroughly it is highly likely the exam questions will be very similar to one of these. If you’re struggling to master a philosophical way of writing essays, my book How to Write Philosophical Essays (available in the peped shop) explains how to do this. If you need a tutor for this course, please email me peterbaron@peped.org. We will also mark (and heavily comment on) your essays – buy a £10 essay marking credit in the shop and email your essay to me.PB

Teleological Argument

  1. ‘The teleological argument proves that the universe is designed.’ Discuss.
  2. Assess Hume’s challenges to the teleological argument.
  3. Critically evaluate a priori against a posteriori arguments for God’s existence.
  4. Can teleological arguments be successfully defended against the challenge of ‘chance’ and natural selection?

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